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Leeds experiments with legalised prostitution

It is famously one of the world’s oldest professions, existing in one form or another across almost every civilization. Sumerian records dating back to around 2400 BCE refer to it as an occupation, the...

Japan’s Prime Minister calls snap election amidst regional instability 

On Monday 25 September, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo announced his government’s intention to stage a general election. The election, scheduled for October 22, is the fourth such vote to be held in Japan...
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South Africa’s relationship with big business

Delivering his Christmas message, South Africa's newly elected African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to build an inclusive South African economy - unwittingly admitting the failure of his own party. Despite having been in...
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2017 in Review: Western Europe

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here Roy Manuell, Sonia Cuesta and Joe Barnes look at the last 12 months in Western...

Are the Conservatives regaining young voters?

With the Conservatives struggling in government following the disastrous June general election, Chancellor Philip Hammond's recent Budget aimed at tackling a growing problem for the party – a surge of young people voting, almost exclusively...

What has Le Pen been up to?

Marie Le Pen’s second place finish in the French presidential election in 2017 with just under 34% of the popular vote was seen as a major victory the Front National (FN). Le Pen almost...

Is Mahatma Gandhi still relevant in India today?

His face is on every bank note; politicians mark each anniversary of his birth and his passing, but in modern India, does anyone pay anything more than lip-service to the life and deeds of...
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Will Britain have a second referendum on EU membership?

Britain could consider its trajectory between 2015 and the present day as inextricable from that of the career of Nigel Farage. In 2015 he failed to win his seat at the general election, allowing...
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One China for Central America, One China for the rest?

In June this year, Panama seized upon an important regional precedent as it switched its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed his Panamanian counterpart, Juan Carlos Varela, a “hero”;...
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2017 in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, our Editor, John Bartlett, looks at the last 12 months in Latin America...

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Populism to Pensions: Love or Hate for Putin’s New Policy?

It has been close to a year since the 2018 March presidential elections in Russia, which saw Vladimir Putin enter his fourth...

2019: Year of the Vegan?

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